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Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 12:18pm
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I was at A&P / Dominion today and they have more varieties of the new safe Dare cookies in.. maple creme and vanilla and chocolate fudge (with label 'made in a peanut/tree-nut free facility' on it).
But be careful as there's still a few varieties of the older Dare cookies on the shelves with the peanut / nut warning.

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 7:08am
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erik, well, I have to thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] My two very ecstatic children thank-you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Dare cookies are on sale at my local A & P Ultraplus. Now, not all of them were PA "safe", obviously some old stock there or stock that will still be produced in another facility.
But, my soul, the first time that my children actually had a choice of cream filled cookies to try, strawberry, vanilla, or chocolate. They chose chocolate.
Jesse and I examined the package in the store and it's very clear which Dare packaging is from the new "nut free, peanut free facility". The logo is in the top center of the package. Then, he looked at the side where it saids made in a "nut free, peanut free facility".
Even when we got home, knowing that there had also been unsafe Dare cookies there as well, Jess asked to see the package again.
They are both really thrilled kids right now! I think I owe Dare an e-mail, but I wanted to thank you because honestly, the same as with Syd's Mom posting about the Quaker Brownies, often times I go into the store so dazed and confused, I may not have looked for the product for quite some time.
Really great to have more store bought cookies to choose from! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Thank-you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 10:38am
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So this also solves the Girl Guide cookie mystery. When Dare took over manufacturing the Girl Guide cookies from Christie this year, one of the conditions was that they continue to be manufactured in a peanut/nut free facility. I was wondering if this was in another plant or what. I guess they figured there is enough demand to make their other plants peanut/nut free too.
Hurray!
deb

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 10:42am
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I guess the website is out of date, since it still says this:
Our candy products are made in peanut and nut-free facilities and some of our crackers and Simple Pleasures cookies are made on dedicated nut-free lines. If you are concerned about peanut allergies, check the package of each product before consumption.
??
deb

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 10:51am
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Hi Deb,
All of Dare's candy manufacturing facilites are nut-free/peanut-free.
Dare makes almost all varieties of their candy. However, they contract-out the manufacture of a few types of candies externally. For example, Dare Wine Gums are manufactured by an outside supplier, so there is a warning label "may contain peanuts".
If you have any questions, let me know [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 12:11pm
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Hi Erik
Actually the above is a direct quote from the FAQ section of the Dare website, which seems to reflect the 'old truth' where they only had nut-free lines.
So I am curious when the site is going to be updated to reflect the fact that they now have peanut/nut free plants, that's all. I will fire off a question to the address on the site...
deb

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 12:51pm
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The bag is already gone! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 1:03pm
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Quote:Originally posted by DebO:
[b]Actually the above is a direct quote from the FAQ section of the Dare website, which seems to reflect the 'old truth' where they only had nut-free lines.[/b]
Hi Deb,
I see what you mean.. I was thinking of the candy (how some still will say 'may contain' as it is externally manufactured) but it is correct.. there won't be any more cookie nut-free lines as the cookie facilities will be nut-free. Let us know how they reply to your email [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] thanks
[This message has been edited by erik (edited April 26, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/26/2004 - 3:42pm
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Oh, erik, you wouldn't know this probably. I haven't had a Dare cookie in years obviously. But to-day, on the cookies that I was eating (I only got 4 btw, not that bad [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) Dare was stamped right on the cookie. I thought that was pretty cool especially so children/people do not get confused.
But my question was going to be, which you wouldn't know, and I can't remember, if the unsafe Dare cookies also had Dare stamped on them.
I can't remember it being on them, but, as I say, it's been a good many years since I've had a Dare cookie.
Again, I have to re-iterate that it is quite nice to have another selection of cookies to choose from other than Chips Ahoy (I never did correct the spelling mistake from my other post re them) or Oreos.
But again, the bag is gone! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 04/27/2004 - 5:45am
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What stores sell Dare cookies in the U.S.?
I'm going to look for them ...

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